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Team Leader or Charge Nurse Manager - Specialist Eating Disorders Service and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Team

Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health and Addictions Service, He Toa Takitini19 London Street, Hamilton – DBT & SEDS

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

Are you looking for your next great career move?

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a significant programme of change to deliver better outcomes for tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart of all that we do. We recognise and value strong relationships with tangata whaiora, their whānau and with the communities we serve. As a community based service we are committed to delivering services closer to home in the communities and in partnership with other community stakeholders.

About the role:

We are seeking a dynamic leader with the ability and energy to lead two highly specialised teams - the Specialist Eating Disorder Service and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy team. This position is currently sited at He Toa Takitini (193 London St). The community mental health model of service delivery is undergoing transformational change as we seek opportunities to think and deliver service differently with a focus on equity, improving accessibility and outcomes for maori and their whanau. This is an area where there is significant opportunity for us to think outside the square and be prepared to shape change and deliver services differently.

Required skills & experience:

• Has a passion for and experience working in the mental health and addictions sector

• Leadership and management skills and a commitment to developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships

• Self-management capabilities. Self-motivated and highly organised

• The ability to embrace and lead change whilst ensuring business as usual service delivery is not unduly affected

• A focus on continuous quality improvement and person centred practice

• Works effectively within a team with a service and systems awareness.

• Commitment to ensure Treaty of Waitangi principles are meaningfully embedded within service delivery.

Flexibility and adaptability and ability to work in a complex and changing environment.

Please click here to see the position description.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Why Waikato:

Waikato is the fourth largest region in New Zealand and located just south of Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glowworm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.

Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here.

If you believe you have the energy, enthusiasm and professional qualities to lead this team forward then we would like to hear from you!

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Nicki Barlow (Operations Manager) on 021 224 9365.

Application closing date: 22 March 2022


Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga